Community calendar


Parks department offers talks

PENDLETON — Pendleton Parks Department will offer a one-hour beginners bird hike in Falls Park. Meet at parking lot near the Community Building.

The presentation is part of a weekly series of interpretive programs about the outdoors that started May 2.

Future programs

All programs start at 10 a.m. Programs marked with * take place at the start location (no hiking).

June 20

Beginner’s Tree ID Hike (30 minutes) — A walk through the woods to learn about some of the most common native tree species and how to ID them. Meet at the Sports Complex parking lot.

June 27

*Marvelous Metamorphous! (30 minutes) — Learn the life cycle of butterflies with an interactive program. Make a butterfly to take home. Meet at the Large Shelter near the playground.

July 4

No morning programming as the park prepares for night event.

4:30 to 10 p.m.: 4th at the Falls! Event includes family-friendly activities, live music, food vendors and a firework show.

July 11

Invasive Plant Hike (1 hour) — What does invasive mean, and why should people care? Participants will hike the Red Loop and learn how to identify some of the most common invasive species. Discussion will include ways to help keep the ecosystem healthy. Meet at the parking lot near the Community Building.

July 18

All Things Nature Hike (1 hour) — Group will make stops along the Red Loop to discuss different plants and animals native to the area. People should bring their nature-related questions to discuss. Meet at the Falls (near the Historical Museum).

July 25

*Batty for Bats! (30 minutes) — Discussion will include why bats are important to have around and some of the myths associated with them. Participants will make a bat craft to take home. Meet at the Community Building.

Aug. 1

National Wellness Month Hike (1 hour) — A hike to promote wellness. Group will hike the Green Loop while learning about Falls Park and its amenities. Meet at the Community Building parking lot. Most of this hike is accessible with paved walkways.

Aug. 8

Wildflower Hike (1.5 hours) — Group will hike parts of Red, Yellow and Blue loops to see what’s blooming. Discussion will include how to seed harvest in the fall to keep growing native plants in the yard. Meet outside the Community Building.

Aug. 15

Disc Golf for Beginners (1 hour) — Falls Park has an 18-basket disc golf course. People are invited to come out and learn the basics. Group will hike the course, and people will have the chance to throw the disc and try their luck at getting it in a basket. Meet at the YMCA parking lot.

Aug. 22

Nature Journaling and Hike (1 hour) — Spend time creating a nature journal. Group will hike on parts of the Red Loop to see what to add in a journal. Geared toward pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, but all ages are welcome. Meet in the Community Building.

Aug. 29

*Nutty about Squirrels! (30 minutes) — Indiana is native to four species of squirrels. People can learn about the different species and some tips to enjoying them and keeping them out of bird feeders. Meet in the Community Building.


Trigeminal Support Group to meet

PENDLETON — The Facial Pain Association Trigeminal Support Group of Central Indiana will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain that affects the Trigeminal nerve, the largest of 12 cranial nerves. When it misfires, often due to a compression of the nerve, excruciating painful sensations can be felt in one of its’ three branches in a person’s face. Simple stimulation can cause an electric shock type of pain which may be fairly short in the beginning, however, this condition usually progresses, resulting in more regularly occurring and painful episodes that last longer.

This support group gathers people together who have TN and gives them a chance to share with one another about the condition, learn from each other, meet and listen to medical professionals, and generally become more educated about their condition and its treatments available.

The meeting will also be on Zoom.

Contact Kathy Hays at [email protected] for a Zoom invite or more details.

For more information on TN, visit

Concert in the Park June 30

PENDLETON — Fall Creek Community Band will perform a Concert in the Park at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, near the Falls Park Gazebo.

There is no admission charge. People can bring their own chairs or blanket. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

4th at the Falls coming up

PENDLETON — This year’s 4th at the Falls celebration, sponsored by Main Street Pendleton, is set for 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Pendleton Sports Complex.

There will be food trucks, craft vendors, yard games and face painting.

Indianapolis cover band Stella Luna and the Satellites will provide live music from 7 to 10 p.m.

Activities conclude with a firework display.

WEEM Radio (91,7) will be broadcasting patriotic music during the fireworks show.

An inaugural event golf cart parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Pendleton Elementary School. The route runs north on East Street to Water Street; west to Pendleton Avenue; north to Falls Park Drive; and east to the Sports Complex. People can decorate their carts in red, white and blue; there will be judging with awards for best decorated cart.

rain date for 4th at the Falls is July 5.

Gallery offers art classes

PENDLETON — Gallery 119 in Pendleton offers a variety of art classes for children and adults.

A children’s art class takes place on the second Saturday each month. Each class needs its own registration.

Register for classes at the gallery, or by phone at 765-778-0986, during regular business hours; or online at

The gallery’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

American Legion plans activities

PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, plans the following events — open to members and non-members:

Regular events:

All-you-can-eat wings — 5-8 p.m. Thursdays for $15 (or $2 each).

Lunch specials (as well as regular menu) — starting at 11 a.m. weekdays

Treasure Hunt drawing — 7:30 p.m. Fridays

The Legion’s general membership meeting is 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month. Public is welcome.

The facility is smoke-free. For more details, call 765-778-7661.

Town seeks input on revitalization plan

PENDLETON — The Town of Pendleton is in the early stages of submitting a planning grant application to Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to develop a new Downtown Revitalization Plan.

Planning grants are funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The program aims to encourage communities to plan for long-term holistic community development.

Visit to provide input.

Kids Art Camp starts July 8

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society is taking reservations for Kids Art Camp 2024 at Gallery 119.

The theme this year is “Spread Your Wings With Art.”

The July 8-12 camp is for children ages 6-12 and youths 12 years and up.

Art is age-appropriate and taught by various artists during the week.

Children will display their artwork at the Friday Night Art Show, from 6-8 p.m. July 12 at Gallery 119.

Children may sign up for morning or afternoon sessions.


9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday (ages 6-12 years)

12:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday (ages 6-12 years)

Evening: 5-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday (ages 12 and up)

Cost for the camp is $60 a child/$50 for a second child in the same family.

Visit or call the gallery (765-778-0986) to make camp reservations.

To have a non-profit or free community event included in this calendar, email details to [email protected]. The deadline to submit an item is noon Friday for publication the following Thursday.

For an expanded listing of community events in the greater Madison County area, visit

To have a non-profit or free community event included in this calendar, email details to [email protected]. The deadline to submit an item is noon Friday for publication the following Thursday.

For an expanded listing of community events in the greater Madison County area, visit

To have a non-profit or free community event included in this calendar, email details to [email protected]. The deadline to submit an item is noon Friday for publication the following Thursday.

For an expanded listing of community events in the greater Madison County area, visit